During an appearance on Showtime's "Desus and Mero" talkshow, Ocasio-Cortez was asked about the abuse she gets from Twitter trolls and Russian bots.
"Gotta love the rich irony of Congressmen asking 'How are you going to pay for it?' suddenly grow awfully quiet when called out on their expectation that part-time workers magically invent money to work for free", Ocasio Cortez added. "I mean, it's heavy, but in a weird way, that stuff is validation that you're doing something real", said Ocasio-Cortez. Ocasio-Cortez said. "Because if you're flying under the radar, just trying to get your check, not rock the boat, then what's the point of being in politics?"
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently discussed her Green New Deal and why "farting cows" are a problem for the environment on Showtime's Desus & Mero TV show.
A conservative advocacy organization ratcheted up its feud with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday over Amazon's decision to back out of its planned second headquarters in NY. "How do you have a computer that runs both Windows '95 and Twitter at the same time?" she wondered. "The freshman Democratic New York congresswoman has faced days of criticism from normally friendly media voices and fellow Democrats over her role in Amazon's decision to pull back from building a $2.5 billion campus in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens".
The fundamentals of New York's business climate and community that attracted amazon to be here - our talent pool, world-class education system, commitment to diversity and progressivism - remain and we won't be deterred as we continue to attract world class business to communities across New York State.
The bottom of the billboard shows that it was created by the Texas-based group, Job Creators Network.
Ocasio-Cortez communications director Corbin Trent told Roll Call that salaries will top out at $80,000, far less than the median pay of $154,634 a chief of staff would make, and "a fraction of what experienced staffers could make in other jobs in Washington". "I think it's incredible".
The congresswoman responded to the billboard on Twitter Wednesday.